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$3m 'goodwill gesture' by BTC after blackout

A $3 MILLION "goodwill gesture" is being offered by BTC in the wake of a blackout that crippled the company's landline, cell and broadband services.

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FNM fires back over slush fund claims

THE FNM hit back at State Minister of National Security Keith Bell's allegation that confiscated drug money was used as a "slush fund" under the former government - claiming the minister's comments reveal he doesn't know what he's talking about.

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Party leaders in shouting match

DNA leader Branville McCartney got into a heated shouting match with Perry Christie on live radio yesterday morning over claims the opposition leader colluded with Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham on boundary changes ahead of the general election.

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Bran to reject u-turn claim over marital rape law

DEMOCRATIC National Alliance leader Branville McCartney has scheduled a press conference for today to refute a Tribune headline he feels misrepresented his stance on the efforts to ban marital rape.

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Champion chef ready to defend national title

DEFENDING All-Island Senior Young Chef champion Dwayne Sinclair emerged as the winner of the competition's 2012 New Providence leg. After the results were announced, the Temple Christian High School student said he plans to again compete in the national c

Shipyard worker electrocuted in accident

FREEPORT - A man is said to be in critical condition at the Rand Memorial Hospital after being electrocuted at the Grand Bahama Shipyard. Sources identified the 35-year-old victim as Ali Isusin, a Romanian resident of Grand Bahama. The Shipyard employee

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DNA MARKS ANNIVERSARY WITH CALL FOR CHANGE

THE Democratic National Alliance used the occasion of the 45th anniversary of Majority Rule to emphasise the importance of change. In a statement issued yesterday, the DNA said it acknowledges what Sir Lynden Pindling and many like him realised as they fo

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21,000 SIGN UP FOR NEW VOTER REGISTRATION

By DENISE MAYCOCK Tribune Freeport Reporter dmaycock@tribunemedia.net FREEPORT - Just over 21,000 persons were registered on the new voter register as of Tuesday in Grand Bahama, where five voter's card distribution centres have been activated. Assistan

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EXTRA CLASSROOMS FOR SCHOOL

EXTRA CLASSROOMS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS and teachers at C H Reeves Junior High School will soon have several extra classrooms at their disposal. The government has awarded a $345,932 contract to Bruce Rahming Construction for a two story, eight-classroom bu

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'911 AND 919 CALLS UNANSWERED'

MEMBERS of the public claim they repeatedly called emergency services Friday, but no one answered the phone. Two unrelated persons said they tried dialling both 911 and 919, but the lines just rang and rang for several minutes. Despite calling each number

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MURDER VICTIM NAMED

By KHRISNA VIRGIL kvirgil@tribunemedia.net POLICE sources say the man whose life was taken in the first murder of the year was 38-year-old Godfrey Davis. Mr Davis, who was to celebrate his 39th birthday on Thursday, was killed just outside his home on St

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UNION CHIEF LANDS TOP ROLE

THE Bahamas Union of Teachers congratulated its president Belinda Wilson on her appointment to the Commonwealth Teachers' Group steering committee. Mrs Wilson, pictured, will serve on the nine-member committee comprised of trade unionists from the UK, Ind

Abuse of children 'problem in society'

THE abuse of children by church leaders, teachers and parents who take part in youth programmes is a problem in the Bahamas, and reflective of a deep problem in society, according to Dr Sandra Dean Patterson, the director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre. Sp

Three face court over Burger King robbery

By KHRISNA VIRGIL TWO men and a woman were arraigned in the Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a popular fast-food spot last weekend. Kadeem Bain, 20; Steven Taylor, 20; and Dwaynette Taylor, 18, appeared before Chief M

SEARCH FOR MISSING SISTERS

POLICE issued an urgent appeal last night for information on missing sisters Christina Austin Brown, 14, and Shaniece Austin Brown, 12, of Wright's Lane. Christina is described as being of dark brown complexion, slim build, and standing 5' 7" tall. Shanie

SEARCH FOR MISSING SISTERS

POLICE issued an urgent appeal last night for information on missing sisters Christina Austin Brown, 14, and Shaniece Austin Brown, 12, of Wright's Lane. Christina is described as being of dark brown complexion, slim build, and standing 5' 7" tall. Shanie

MOSS 'YET TO DECIDE ON 2012'

BAHAMAS Against Crime executive director Rev Dr CB Moss has yet to decide if he will run in the 2012 general election. A statement issued yesterday from Rev Moss's office by Fred Munnings noted that for the past several months there has been speculation,

The reason behind the wall

Re: The Unwanted Wall EDITOR, The Tribune. In a recent conversation with the owner of the unwanted wall on East Bay Street, I was given the following explanation for the construction. Homeowners and business persons in the immediate area have been plagu

Magistrates 'turned into robots'

By KHRISNA VIRGIL A FORMER member of parliament and staunch FNM supporter said magistrates have become government entities who do not have the authority to act independently. In remarks to Eugene Dupuch Law School students, J Henry Bostwick QC said that

Harnessing the elements

THE government is hoping that harnessing solar and wind energy will help solve electricity problems throughout the archipelago. "We are looking at renewable energy for the future of the Bahamas, particularly in the Exuma Cays, where the environment is ver

ABUSE OF CHILDREN 'PROBLEM IN SOCIETY'

THE abuse of children by church leaders, teachers and parents who take part in youth programmes is a problem in the Bahamas, and reflective of a deep problem in society, according to Dr Sandra Dean Patterson, the director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre. Sp

Doublespeak and Scared Errors:

By Joey Gaskins Last week, Bishop Simeon Hall made a number of remarks concerning HIV/AIDS and homosexuality. In response to these remarks, I intend to summarise what was said, explain why what was said is wrong, and show why being wrong is dangerous. A

Man is alive today thanks to blood drive

SIXTY-year-old Abaco resident Samuel "Will" Bethel lay on the operating table undergoing major surgery and it became quickly apparent that in order to get him through, surgeons were going to require immense amounts of blood. After 30 years in Marsh Harbou

A night at the opera

A night at the opera IT ISN'T easy to surpass a resounding success, but the encore of Bizet-Broadway did just that - enchanting newcomers and returning guest alike. Once again, the audience was treated to the genius of world-class vocalists, who performe

Doublespeak and Scared Errors:

By Joey Gaskins Last week, Bishop Simeon Hall made a number of remarks concerning HIV/AIDS and homosexuality. In response to these remarks, I intend to summarise what was said, explain why what was said is wrong, and show why being wrong is dangerous. A

Doublespeak and Scared Errors:

By Joey Gaskins Last week, Bishop Simeon Hall made a number of remarks concerning HIV/AIDS and homosexuality. In response to these remarks, I intend to summarise what was said, explain why what was said is wrong, and show why being wrong is dangerous. A

ABUSE OF CHILDREN 'PROBLEM IN SOCIETY'

THE abuse of children by church leaders, teachers and parents who take part in youth programmes is a problem in the Bahamas, and reflective of a deep problem in society, according to Dr Sandra Dean Patterson, the director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre. Sp

Doublespeak and Scared Errors:

By Joey Gaskins Last week, Bishop Simeon Hall made a number of remarks concerning HIV/AIDS and homosexuality. In response to these remarks, I intend to summarise what was said, explain why what was said is wrong, and show why being wrong is dangerous. A

ABUSE OF CHILDREN 'PROBLEM IN SOCIETY'

THE abuse of children by church leaders, teachers and parents who take part in youth programmes is a problem in the Bahamas, and reflective of a deep problem in society, according to Dr Sandra Dean Patterson, the director of the Bahamas Crisis Centre. Sp

Doublespeak and Scared Errors:

By Joey Gaskins Last week, Bishop Simeon Hall made a number of remarks concerning HIV/AIDS and homosexuality. In response to these remarks, I intend to summarise what was said, explain why what was said is wrong, and show why being wrong is dangerous. A

Three face court over Burger King robbery

By KHRISNA VIRGIL TWO men and a woman were arraigned in the Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a popular fast-food spot last weekend. Kadeem Bain, 20; Steven Taylor, 20; and Dwaynette Taylor, 18, appeared before Chief M

Doublespeak and Scared Errors:

By Joey Gaskins Last week, Bishop Simeon Hall made a number of remarks concerning HIV/AIDS and homosexuality. In response to these remarks, I intend to summarise what was said, explain why what was said is wrong, and show why being wrong is dangerous. A

MOSS 'YET TO DECIDE ON 2012'

BAHAMAS Against Crime executive director Rev Dr CB Moss has yet to decide if he will run in the 2012 general election. A statement issued yesterday from Rev Moss's office by Fred Munnings noted that for the past several months there has been speculation,

MOSS 'YET TO DECIDE ON 2012'

BAHAMAS Against Crime executive director Rev Dr CB Moss has yet to decide if he will run in the 2012 general election. A statement issued yesterday from Rev Moss's office by Fred Munnings noted that for the past several months there has been speculation,

MITCHELL: 'MONEY DID NOT GO MISSING FROM EMERGENCY AGENCY ON PLP WATCH'

By KHRISNA VIRGIL FORMER Cabinet minister Fred Mitchell has denied that $20 million disappeared from the National Emergency Management Agency on the PLP's watch. In response to the report, which has been circulating in the press this week, Mr Mitchell is

Tree lights go on at police HQ

MUSIC echoed through the air, bringing sounds of great cheer as the Royal Bahamas Police Force celebrated its 11th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony under the theme, "Celebrating the Gift of Life". The moderator for the event was Simone Beneby, who spoke wit

ESSO SIGNS UP TO SUPPORT JUNIOR JUNKANOO

ESSO Bahamas Limited is again supporting Junior Junkanoo this year. On Monday, the company hosted "The Draw", which determines the order of the schools taking part in the parade, at its Esso Tiger Market on Baillou Hill Road. The event also marked the la

Three face court over Burger King robbery

By KHRISNA VIRGIL TWO men and a woman were arraigned in the Magistrate's Court yesterday in connection with the armed robbery of a popular fast-food spot last weekend. Kadeem Bain, 20; Steven Taylor, 20; and Dwaynette Taylor, 18, appeared before Chief M

Paying tribute to cultural icons

FOR MORE than four decades, the Nassau Renaissance Singers have been inspiring audiences with classical, traditional and contemporary choral music by many 20th century composers of classical style. This year's concerts, entitled "Music For Christmas", are

MAN FILES APPEAL OVER TERMS OF DIVORCE SETTLEMENT

AN EX-HUSBAND has filed an appeal against the terms of his divorce settlement, claiming Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett should have recused himself from the case. Garth Bethel is claiming that the property adjustment order delivered by Sir Michael on Ma

BAHAMAS HOSTS EXPERTS' SEMINAR

THE Bahamas Association of Chiropractic hosted its first annual seminar on November 11 and 12 at the British Colonial Hilton. The seminar presenter was professional international speaker, accomplished author and vice president of Parker Chiropractic Colle

ESSO SIGNS UP TO SUPPORT JUNIOR JUNKANOO

ESSO Bahamas Limited is again supporting Junior Junkanoo this year. On Monday, the company hosted "The Draw", which determines the order of the schools taking part in the parade, at its Esso Tiger Market on Baillou Hill Road. The event also marked the la

Tree lights go on at police HQ

MUSIC echoed through the air, bringing sounds of great cheer as the Royal Bahamas Police Force celebrated its 11th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony under the theme, "Celebrating the Gift of Life". The moderator for the event was Simone Beneby, who spoke wit

Paying tribute to cultural icons

FOR MORE than four decades, the Nassau Renaissance Singers have been inspiring audiences with classical, traditional and contemporary choral music by many 20th century composers of classical style. This year's concerts, entitled "Music For Christmas", are

MAN FILES APPEAL OVER TERMS OF DIVORCE SETTLEMENT

AN EX-HUSBAND has filed an appeal against the terms of his divorce settlement, claiming Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett should have recused himself from the case. Garth Bethel is claiming that the property adjustment order delivered by Sir Michael on Ma

BAHAMAS HOSTS EXPERTS' SEMINAR

THE Bahamas Association of Chiropractic hosted its first annual seminar on November 11 and 12 at the British Colonial Hilton. The seminar presenter was professional international speaker, accomplished author and vice president of Parker Chiropractic Colle

ESSO SIGNS UP TO SUPPORT JUNIOR JUNKANOO

ESSO Bahamas Limited is again supporting Junior Junkanoo this year. On Monday, the company hosted "The Draw", which determines the order of the schools taking part in the parade, at its Esso Tiger Market on Baillou Hill Road. The event also marked the la

Tree lights go on at police HQ

MUSIC echoed through the air, bringing sounds of great cheer as the Royal Bahamas Police Force celebrated its 11th annual Tree Lighting Ceremony under the theme, "Celebrating the Gift of Life". The moderator for the event was Simone Beneby, who spoke wit

BAHAMAS HOSTS EXPERTS' SEMINAR

THE Bahamas Association of Chiropractic hosted its first annual seminar on November 11 and 12 at the British Colonial Hilton. The seminar presenter was professional international speaker, accomplished author and vice president of Parker Chiropractic Colle

ESSO SIGNS UP TO SUPPORT JUNIOR JUNKANOO

ESSO Bahamas Limited is again supporting Junior Junkanoo this year. On Monday, the company hosted "The Draw", which determines the order of the schools taking part in the parade, at its Esso Tiger Market on Baillou Hill Road. The event also marked the la

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